Portrait of Newsday reporter Rick Brand taken on

Rick Brand

Rick Brand is a longtime Newsday reporter who writes about politics and government on Long Island.

Spin Cycle 1:10 AM A one-time ally turns rival in Riverhead supervisor scrap Anthony Coates, who two years ago managed the campaign of Riverheadas Republican Supervisor Sean Walter,
Spin Cycle 1:03 AM SCCC board chair meets with other members on alleged ethics issue Suffolk County Community College trustee chairwoman Dafny Irizarry and her attorney met in executive session
Spin Cycle 5/20/15 Suffolk GOP interviews 3 willing county executive hopefuls After months of searching, Suffolk Republicans leaders finally screened three potential candidates willing to run
Spin Cycle 5/17/15 Flanagan first top state lawmaker from Suffolk since Duryea John Flanagan's ascent to State Senate Majority Leader makes the first time in more than
Spin Cycle 5/17/15 Final outcome: Assemb. Graf won't run against Lindsay for Suffolk Leg. Assemb. Al Graf, whom many Suffolk Republicans saw as their best bet for picking off
Spin Cycle 5/17/15 Suffolk authority official a contender for DEC regional post The name of Carrie Meek Gallagher, a a well respected veteran environmental offical has surfaced
Spin Cycle 5/17/15 Term-limited, Legis. Jay Schneiderman mulls S'Hampton board bid Suffolk Legis. Jay Schneiderman is in talks with Southampton Democratic officials about running for a